President-elect Donald Trump has a habit of manipulating his words and changing his stance according to the situation. Living up to his reputation, the business mogul has done it once again — this time, by bashing Meryl Streep.
At the Golden Globes, the Academy Award winning actress took a swift jab at Trump for imitating a disabled New York Times reporter.
"It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back,” the “Devil Wears Prada” star said.
Retaliating to that, the incoming commander-in-chief posted a couple of tweets in his defense and called Streep “overrated.”
Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Interestingly, it looks like he has forgotten how he had called her an “excellent actress” and “a fine person” during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter just last year.
When asked the outright question, “Any actress you love?” the former reality TV star had replied by saying “Julia Roberts is terrific, and many others. Meryl Streep is excellent — she's a fine person, too. The problem is I'll name three or four or five and then the hundred that I know will be insulted and I don't mean to insult them.”
It’s quite unbecoming of the president-elect to suddenly have shockingly different views about the “overrated actress” just within a year, all because she rightly called him out for something he did.
From this instance, and many other similar ones in the past, it has become clear that Trump only supports those who speak in his favor and immediately turns against anyone who refuses to blindly follow him.
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